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5 Ingredient Crispy Air fryer Chicken Tenders

Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 4
Author Justin McChesney-Wachs


  • 2 large boneless skinless chicken breasts , sliced into tenders
  • 1 cup panko breadcrumbs (plus more if needed)
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • non-stick cooking spray


  • In 3 separate bowls, add the flour, panko and egg.
  • In the bowl with the egg, add 1 tablespoon of water and whisk with a fork to make an egg wash. 
  • Season the flour with salt and pepper.
  • Bread the chicken tenders one at a time by first dredging them in the flour, then the egg wash and then coat them with breadrumbs.
  • Place the breaded tenders in the airfry basket and spray both sides of the chicken with a light coating of cooking spray.
  • Pre-heat your oven on the air fryer mode set to 415 degrees.
  • Place the chicken tenders in the oven set for 15 minutes.
  • Turn the tenders over halfway through the cooking time.
  • Remove when cooked through (check with a thermometer) and immediately sprinkle with kosher salt.
  • Serve with your favorite dipping sauce like ranch, bbq, or even just a squeeze of fresh lemon.